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When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

...rations, to assassinate Castro. Giancana suggested poisoning him. Six potent pills were provided in 1961 to Juan Orta, identified as a Cuban official who had been receiving kickback payments from gambling interests, who still had access to Castro and was in a financial bind. But Orta got cold feet. Escalan...

NanoSensors Provides Update on Its Biosensor to Detect E.coli and Salmonella

... estimates that there are 76 million cases of food poisoning a year resulting in 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths. Food poisoning is caused by food-borne pathogens such as bacillus cereus, campylobacter jejuni, e.coli and streptoc...

Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

... smoking carries a greater risk of carbon monoxide poisoning than cigarette smoking, particularly if smaller hookah pipes and quick lighting commercial charcoal are used. There is also some evidence that hookah smoking causes chromosomal damage. When used for smoking tobacco, the hookah is included in the le...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

A 58-year-old Quadra Island woman died from metal poisoning last year after ingesting contaminated counterfeit pills purchased online, the B.C. Coroners Service confirmed Thursday A coroner is warning the public about the danger of buying drugs over the Internet after the death of the woman. Toxicology repor...

New Zealand Authorities Concerned With Overcrowding in Hospitals

...Coalgate, 60km west of Christchurch, died of blood poisoning a day after being discharged from Christchurch Hospital's emergency department . An independent report into his death was publicly released on Monday at an emotionally charged press conference attended by his family. The report cleared the hospi...

Food Poisoning at the Chicago Food Festival

... are over one million reported cases of salmonella poisoning in the USA each year, according to the CDC (Center... total is probably much higher, because salmonella poisoning symptoms are often mistaken for other illnesses, such as flu. The large majority of reports we're ...

Ukrainian Town Under A Canopy Of Toxic Skies

... not taking any chances. Following an atmosphere poisoning of ignited yellow phosphorous, they have examined around 16, 000 people for possible symptoms of toxic poisoning. The incident near the Polish border (outside Lviv) was caused by a train derailment, which led to its crashing into parked tanke...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

... who has more than 100 publications on heavy metal poisoning to his name, is hard of hearing and was obstrepero...dge that most if not all cases of clinical mercury poisoning in the past had involved doses hundreds or thousands of times higher than what was administered to c...

Man Accused of Spreading HIV Granted Bail in Australia

...had failed Victorians over infection control, food poisoning and the management of high-risk HIV carriers. He said Kuoth was known to DHS, known to be a high-risk HIV carrier and had continued to put Victorians at risk. "At the very time these matters were getting such a public airing just a few months ago, ...

FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination

...ome parts of the global supply of glycerin. DEG poisoning is an important public safety issue and FDA is exp...p. Between 1990 and 1998, similar incidents of DEG poisoning reportedly occurred in Argentina, Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria and resulted in hundreds of deaths....

Children Using Slide in Playground Treated for Exposure to Poisoning

...nitor all activity in the area. There was a lead poisoning scare in US school a few years ago when cracked an... chips the size of a pencil eraser to acquire lead poisoning above the 10 microgram level....

Hundreds of Children Exposed to Pesticide in US

...urbs push close to farmland, the rate of pesticide poisoning among children nationwide has risen in recent year...demiologist Brenda Eskenazi. But acute pesticide poisoning can cause nausea, blurred vision, an abnormally fast heart rate, paralysis and death. Chrissy Gara...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...the hill station. But workers exposed to mercury poisoning when it was operational are struggling to cope wit...e single largest single contributor to heavy metal poisoning in India through the arsenic content of its soaps, detergents, shampoos. The dispersed nature of det...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

... patients of stroke, heart attack, carbon monoxide poisoning and any long-term oxygen therapy. "When in doubt about a case, the current medical approach is to increase oxygen levels and wait to see if the patient improves," explained Harper. "But no one has ever scanned patients' brains to examine how they ...

Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat?

... Himalayan ranges, another Chernobyl could erupt, poisoning two of Asia's biggest rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned. Yoichi Shimatsu, a former editor of Japan Times who now runs an independent documentary-making agency, is asking all SAARC countries along with China and Unesco to mobilise search and r...

Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning

...c to develop new weapons in the fight against food poisoning . They are engaging in a major research project ... other animals and cause millions of cases of food poisoning worldwide. The researchers intend to develop bacteriophage-based treatments for the control of Cam...

US Halts Import of Chinese Toothpaste

...a. Between 1990 and 1998, similar incidents of DEG poisoning reportedly occurred in Argentina, Bangladesh, Haiti, India and Nigeria, killing hundreds. In 1937, more than 100 people died in the United States after ingesting a DEG-contaminated drug. Earlier this week the Dominican Republic banned the sale of ...

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense

...iddle Ages Black Death and a virulent form of food poisoning today. Their study will be published online in the May 25 issue of Molecular Cell. YpkA targets a host protein called Gq, the messenger that transmits extracellular signals (we are under attack!) into the host cell, so that it can mount a defense. ...

Panama Official Arrested Over Tainted Medicine Deaths of 100

...-exported to the Dominican Republic. No reports of poisoning from the toothpaste have yet surfaced....

The Rate of Accident Deaths Much Higher

...ths to 5.9 deaths per 100,000 people. Accidental poisoning deaths, mostly caused by medication or illegal drug overdoses, increased from 17,550 in 2002 to 19,457 in 2003. The rate climbed from 6.4 to 6.7 deaths per 100,000 people. Meanwhile there seems to be some stability in rate of deaths from workplaces...

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